Novus Now Distributing the NEC SL1100

by | Jan 17, 2012 | Technology News, UC

Novus Now Distributing the NEC SL1100 Communications System Nationwide

U.S. Resellers Can Now Offer Powerful Communications with a Small Business Price Tag to Attract SMBs into Entry-Level Unified Communications Solutions

FAIRFIELD, CT, January 17, 2012—Novus, a boutique telecommunications and IP distributor serving value-added resellers throughout North America, is now a distributor for the NEC SL1100 Communications System and is offering it to resellers throughout the United States. This intuitive phone system allows resellers to offer a compelling, entry-level unified communications (UC) solution to small businesses that can scale to support more robust communications systems from NEC over time as the business grows or its communications demands increase.

The SL1100 complements the more robust and scalable NEC UNIVERGE SV8100 Communications Server, which is also offered by Novus.

“Our resellers now have an entry-level alternative from an established manufacturer to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) get started on the path to UC solutions that will help them improve productivity,” said Novus Managing Partner Chris Meehan. “By offering them the SL1100, Novus is helping our resellers compete on the low-end while giving their customers a migration path to more scalable and full-featured UC solutions from NEC that they can cost-effectively evolve to over time.”

An established solution in Europe and South America, known in local markets as the SL1000, the product was recently launched in North America as the SL1100, and Novus is offering it to its resellers in the United States. NEC provides Tier One telephone support for the SL1100, making it an appealing solution for resellers seeking to offer digital and IP telephony solutions while gradually building internal IP expertise.

Resellers can offer low-cost telephony solutions that allow SMB customers to pay for only what they need, via an entirely scalable solution. Customers can select SL1100 Digital Handsets or SL1100 IP Handsets, and a Wireless DECT Handset is also available for roaming throughout the office. Receptionists can also benefit from a DSS Console with 60 programmable keys.

The desktop phones include applications and shortcuts to speed up working processes, as well as time-saving applications to empower workers to become more productive. NEC’s SL Desktop Suite delivers an integrated UC solution that enhances an organization’s productivity and collaboration. This productivity-boosting solution offers key functions that deliver excellent business benefits.

The SL Desktop Suite’s Desktop Client is an intuitive application providing full call control from a PC screen. With just a few clicks of a mouse, users can click-to-dial, manage calls, and lookup contacts. For Microsoft Office Outlook users, the SL Desktop Suite client easily integrates with Outlook contacts, providing click-to-dial functionality within emails for further time saving benefits. With Mobile Extension, users can take their office numbers with them when they’re on the road. It provides access to system features such as caller ID, call transfer, and voicemail, making it feel like being in the office whether users are travelling or sitting in traffic.

Meehan added, “As a new product to the U.S. market, the SL1100 is available at an extremely attractive price, giving resellers an exciting opportunity to expand their customer base. VARs can offer UC and mobility solutions at compelling price points from an established manufacturer while maintaining the opportunity to upgrade customers over time, and can help SMBs leverage their investments in handsets as they enhance their communications infrastructure over time.”

The NEC SL1100 and the NEC UNIVERGE SV8100 Communications Server are both available now from Novus to resellers throughout the United States. Resellers interested in learning more can contact Novus at (866) 331-1112 or email

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